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Greenberg peers towards Perth on expansion front

Greenberg peers towards Perth on expansion front

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has put expansion back on the agenda.

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Penalties plummet as referees put whistles away

Penalties plummet as referees put whistles away

The total number of penalties awarded through the first round of the NRL season was down 20 per cent on last year when referees began a controversial crackdown.

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Blame backs, not pack for Parramatta loss: Cleary, Mansour

Blame backs, not pack for Parramatta loss: Cleary, Mansour

Josh Mansour and Nathan Cleary want to shoulder the responsibility for Penrith's loss to Parramatta.

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Taupau lost for words in response to Christchurch shootings

Taupau lost for words in response to Christchurch shootings

It's not often Martin Taupau is lost for words but that was his response when asked about the Christchurch shootings.

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Penrith's worst fears confirmed as Parramatta find life

Penrith's worst fears confirmed as Parramatta find life

Penrith's season has started in sour style, falling to Parramatta in front of their home fans.

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Trip from hell sets almighty task for Kookaburras, Hockeyroos

Trip from hell sets almighty task for Kookaburras, Hockeyroos

It took almost 24 hours for the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos to arrive in Sydney from Perth ahead of their double headers this weekend.

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Record TV ratings shows ARLC made right call: Beattie

Record TV ratings shows ARLC made right call: Beattie

The biggest regular season television ratings figure in 12 months has allayed fears NRL fans are turning away from the game.

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Racing authorities probe link between pro punter Fletcher and Snow
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Racing authorities probe link between pro punter Fletcher and Snow

Prominent punter Steve Fletcher is being investigated over his relationship to former Tabcorp trading manager Sally Snow.

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Aubusson says Roosters won't repeat mistakes of 2014

Aubusson says Roosters won't repeat mistakes of 2014

Mitchell Aubusson says the Roosters are smarter, hungrier and desperate for another taste of premiership success.

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Female referees closing in on first-grade debut

Female referees closing in on first-grade debut

The NRL is "edging closer" to a groundbreaking appointment of a female referee in a regular season match.

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Souths' shift to the right put Inglis and Mitchell on collision course

Souths' shift to the right put Inglis and Mitchell on collision course

Greg Inglis and Latrell Mitchell are set to square off in a mouthwatering twist to Friday night's SCG blockbuster between the Rabbitohs and Roosters.

  • by Sam Phillips